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Willem B's 1998 Impreza 2.5RS

Member #48196

Car Description:
1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs Coupe RHD - original brilliant red car
STI ej205 heads + ej257 block
6 speed STI v7 transmission non-dccd
Custom Rotated Turbo Kit
30mm 22b inspired widebody
V5 WRX STI Dash swap (RHD)
Work Emotion Wheels
Bride low max seats
C-WEST Body kit
Bolt in cage

While I only recently bought this car I immediately fell in love with it.
I previously had a 2000 impreza 2.5rs sedan that I completely swapped myself to have a full v7 STI power and drivetrain. Sadly that car suffered frame damage when it was rear ended.

I had always wanted a coupe and i found this one come up on marketplace. It was a solid foundation to start but had its fair share of issues. The engine was hurt and burning an insane amount of oil (a bit over a quart every 100 miles). The transmission was still a 5 speed and grinded 3rd gear horribly. Thankfully i got the car home fine and began giving it the love it deserved.

The engine was burning a ton of oil so i had it rebuilt with forged internals (still stock ej257 case halves though). I also wanted AVCS on the car to help spool time so i swapped jdm ej205 heads that flow much better than the previous USDM ej205 heads. The car had an ancient borg warner turbo on it so I swapped it out for a Pulsar g25-550 so that the car would be much more responsive at its power level (roughly 400whp).

I swapped a full ej207 v7 6 speed drivetrain, 04 STI rear hubs, and the STI brembos front and rear. This was a huge upgrade from the 5 speed and r160 diff as you can imagine.

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